Search Results: "Charles Ferguson"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 2012

"A deeply argued call to action from a lucid, impassioned polemicist."
A concise, cogent assessment of the 2008 banking disaster and how the fallout has affected the country. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"The accessible text has charts and graphs throughout (not seen)."
An informed assessment of what's in store for the computer industry now that IBM is no longer showing the way. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"Still, a refreshingly candid story about hard work and competition. (Author tour)"
The inside story of a software company capitalizing on the rapid and ever-accelerating growth of the Internet. Read full book review >

BLOG POST

CHARLES TAYLOR

Reliant as they were on call girls, cars, corpses, and Kris Kristofferson, the B-movies of the 1970s may not qualify as high art, according to cultural critic Charles Taylor, but at least they took American audiences seriously.

“For me, the staying power of these movies has to do with the way they stand in opposition to the current juvenile state ...


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BOOK REVIEW

THE ANGEL OF DEATH by Alane Ferguson
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"An entertaining read. (Fiction. YA)"
Her rare talent for examining corpses and an aching secret separates 17-year-old Cameryn from her friends and family in this mystery by Edgar Award-winning author Ferguson. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"Helpful graphs and tabular material throughout."
An arresting collection of revisionist essays that (despite what will strike most readers as a surfeit of donnish baggage) put a fresh spin on Tip O'Neill's dictum that money is the mother's milk of politics. Read full book review >

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LAND OF LINCOLN by Andrew Ferguson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2007

"Colorful, opinionated, openly hostile to the new historians—and great fun to read. "
A search for traces of the Great Emancipator in today's America. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Blue's Point by Richard Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2014

"Respectful and astute handling of serious social conflicts in a satisfying yarn."
In Ferguson's (The Thin Line Between Life and Death, 2013, etc.) thriller, a just-released convict and a journalist travel to a small Texas town where racial tension breeds contempt and violence.Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE SUCCESS LIES by Rhona Ferguson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Has heart but lacks craft and efficiency."
In Ferguson's debut novel based on a true story, a driven businesswoman takes extreme and innovative measures to combat prejudice and propel her career. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2005

"Serviceable but ponderous. Best for those engaged in humanitarian-aid and international-development work, but readers seeking depth on the Aral issue will do better to turn to Tom Bissell's much superior Chasing the Sea (2003)."
The Aral Sea of Central Asia has all but disappeared within the space of a generation. Writes international-aid consultant and debut author Ferguson, "the disaster was ultimately caused by the sort of mad obsession that lays claim to the human conscience when it carries out a murder." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2009

"A somewhat useful documentation, but a shorter, tighter tale would have been welcome."
A sometimes sluggish recitation of a thrilling episode at the dawn of the Bolshevik era. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 13, 2013

"The author's apocalypse will result from conservative bugaboos, and he delivers an entertaining, often convincing polemic."
As Oswald Spengler's massive 1918 classic Decline of the West approaches its 100th anniversary, announcements of the apocalypse continue to pour off the presses. Readers could do much worse than read this one from the prolific Ferguson (History/Harvard Univ.; Civilization: The West and the Rest, 2011). Read full book review >